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Communal Violence Increasing in India: US Report

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Communal Violence Increasing in India: US Report

By Rakesh Raman The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its 2015 Annual Report, which has documented religious freedom violations in 33 countries. The report has kept India in a list of 10 countries where increased U.S. government attention is required to check the growing incidents of communal violence and human rights [...]

President Obama Expands Access to Education

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President Obama Expands Access to Education

The U.S. President Barack Obama has announced two new initiatives: a challenge to mayors, libraries, and school leaders to help every student get a library card; and commitments from libraries and major publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-Books for low-income students. Obama also previewed his upcoming commencement speech at Lake Area [...]

American Hostage Killed in U.S. Attack on al-Qa’ida

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American Hostage Killed in U.S. Attack on al-Qa’ida

A White House statement released today expressed U.S. Government’s regret over a counterterrorism operation in January that killed two innocent hostages held by al-Qa’ida. Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American held by al-Qa’ida since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian national who had been an al-Qa’ida hostage since 2012 were killed in the attack. Analysis [...]

Mr. Modi, When Will You Come Back to India?

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Mr. Modi, When Will You Come Back to India?

In a period of just 11 months since he became the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has already made 13 visits at the world’s top tourist destinations. By Rakesh Raman If his number of foreign visits is an indication, you can safely infer that India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s favorite pastime is picnic on foreign [...]

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter to Visit India

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter to Visit India

The U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Asia twice over the next two months. His visits are supposed to affirm defense relationships with allies and build upon key initiatives of the U.S. strategic rebalance to the region, Pentagon officials have announced. In a statement, officials said Carter will begin his first trip April 6 [...]

Petition to File Treason Case Against President Obama

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Petition to File Treason Case Against President Obama

An online petition urges the Obama administration to “bring charges of treason upon Barack Hussein Obama,” the U.S. President. By Rakesh Raman An online petition has appeared on “We the People” web-based facility available on the White House website, which accepts people’s representations in the form of petitions. The petition urges the Obama administration to [...]

How President Obama Ensures Openness in Government

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How President Obama Ensures Openness in Government

By Rakesh Raman The U.S. administration has created an online interface that encourages Americans to collectively discuss the crucial issues with the government. These may be economic, social, political, environmental, human rights-related or other issues on which people want an official response from the government. President Barack Obama said, “My administration is committed to creating [...]

United with Israel Petition Against Islamic Terror

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United with Israel Petition Against Islamic Terror

The petition states that ISIS, Hamas and Iran all want the same thing: the destruction of Israel, America and all democratic societies. By Rakesh Raman An online petition urges the U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to adopt policies preventing collaboration with supporters of “Islamic Terror.” The petition suggests that democratically elected leaders [...]

Nun Raped in India. Seen as Attack on Christianity

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Nun Raped in India. Seen as Attack on Christianity

By Rakesh Raman Amid increasing attacks on churches and Christianity in India, a 70-year-old nun was gang-raped Saturday by six men in the West Bengal state of the country. BBC reports that security cameras inside Calcutta’s Convent of Jesus and Mary School have captured the faces of men involved in the incident. They first ransacked [...]

New ISIS Video Shows All Is Well in the Islamic State

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New ISIS Video Shows All Is Well in the Islamic State

A new video shows that the life is perfectly normal in the areas controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). By Rakesh Raman Most would have seen only the cruel side of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), as the ISIS militants keep releasing videos of beheading and burning of [...]

U.S. Plans New Steps to Fight and Defeat ISIS

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U.S. Plans New Steps to Fight and Defeat ISIS

ISIS fighters say that God will help them conquer all the countries of the world including the U.S. and they were planning to enter Europe. By Rakesh Raman President Barack Obama’s proposed authorization to use military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS) [...]

President Obama Marks the 50th Anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’

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President Obama Marks the 50th Anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’

On March 7, 1965, thousands of ordinary people took to the streets of Selma – a gateway to Alabama’s Black Belt region – to march for voting rights. Reverend Hosea Williams and John Lewis stepped from the pulpit of Brown Chapel Church and led a group of 600 toward Montgomery. After just six blocks, when [...]

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